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Windows 7: Dell 1545 Recovery failure - Parameter is incorrect

27 Aug 2011   #1

Win 7 64-bit
 
 
Dell 1545 Recovery failure - Parameter is incorrect

Hello all. I have a Dell 1545 running Win 7 Home Premium. I can't do a system recovery. I can't make recovery discs, none came with the computer, there is an easy-to-use function built into the hard drive, just do F8 at start-up. The only problem is, it isn't working. It goes through choosing the keyboard, warning that all data will be lost (which is the point), then gives a warning: The parameter is incorrect. I have a recovery partition, but I don't seem to be able to access it. I don't know a lot about computers, just sort of point-and-click, so when it doesn't work the way I expect it to, I'm lost. Any help would be appreciated.


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27 Aug 2011   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

It looks like the recovery partition is corrupt. You can either wipe your hard drive and reinstall Windows 7 OR call up Dell Tech Support and get the HDD replaced due to corrupt/bad recovery image.
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27 Aug 2011   #3

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How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.
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29 Aug 2011   #4

Win 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks. Talked to Dell. General consensus: bad HDD. They are sending me another one. It should be here in a couple of days. Thanks all.
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30 Aug 2011   #5

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Glad you got it sorted.
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